STOCK & LAND – “Fire-affected farmers will be “absolutely traumatised” by their experience and face a long road to recovery, United Dairyfarmers of Victoria Wannon branch’s Chris O’Keefe says.
The UDV branch secretary said the generous farming community was already making offers of support for fodder and short-term agistment.”
WESTERN MAGAZINE – by Taylor Jurd – “Aerial baiting programs will be rolled out across New South Wales this autumn as part of coordinated approach to tackle the growing problem of wild dogs.
The program is being rolled out across seven of the state’s 11 Local Land Service regions in May.”
THE RURAL – by Nikki Reynolds – “A TEMORA field day took centre stage for some of the best producers in the sheep and wool industry.
The MerinoLink event focused on the impact of ram selection and the effect it could have on overall flock performance.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “A LAMB survival trial in south-west Victoria is indicating smaller mobs at moderate stocking rates might maximise the number of lambs weaned per hectare.”
STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell – “THE WOOL market has fallen slightly in recent weeks, but there are no anticipations that this is a permanent correction.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “NEW South Wales researchers have released guidelines for minimising photosensitisation in sheep grazing the popular annual legume biserrula.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Doug Laing, Shearing Sports New Zealand – “FORMER world and Golden Shears champion Gavin Mutch edged closer to winning his first New Zealand championship when he won the Waimarino Shears 40th anniversary Open final at Raetihi on Saturday.”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Bruce McLeish, Elders northern zone wool manager – “A BIT more red ink on the market report, made a bit worse in local currency terms by the strength of the Australian dollar earlier last week.
As AWEX pointed out in their weekly report the EMI has fallen by 4 per cent in the past three weeks, which is not a huge move compared to many other commodities and most of the Merino categories still sit well over the 95th percentile of prices for the past 20 years.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “A FLOCK of heavy Merino fleece cutters producing good lambs for meat and wool production has won the 2018 McLennan-McColl Flock of the Year.”
RURAL LIFE – by Sally Rae – “When Jim Hore got his first stud merino sheep, industry stalwart Bill Gibson told him not to mix bloodlines.
He listened to that advice and followed it through, saying the Stonehenge sheep had not really altered over the years, as they had stuck to the traditional.
The Hore family hosted the Central Otago stud merino tour on Friday, with other properties visited during the two-day tour including Nine Mile, Malvern Downs, Earnscleugh, Matangi, Little Valley, Matarae and Armidale.”